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Accidents at work

When accidents happen at work, we are here to assist.

Accidents at Work

Thousands of people make successful claims every year

For urgent legal advice call our expert team of accident at work claim solicitors. They will be able to handle your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Types of accident at work claim

If you have been injured in an accident at work, we understand how it can affect you and your loved ones. We have helped recover compensation for thousands of clients who have suffered an accident at work such as:

  • building and construction site accidents
  • falling from height accidents
  • accidents involving defective machinery and equipment
  • falling from ladders and scaffolding
  • injuries as a result of manual handling (lifting and carrying)
  • accidents involving falling or moving objects
  • electric shock and electrocution
  • burns
  • workplace slips and trips
  • head and spinal injuries at work
  • exposure to dangerous substances and chemicals
  • accidents involving forklift trucks and constructions vehicles

We have successfully recovered compensation for claimants who have sustained the following injuries as a result of an accident at work:

  • brain and head injuries
  • spinal injuries
  • amputation injuries
  • loss of sight
  • broken and fractured bones
  • fatal injuries
  • chronic pain conditions
  • multiple injuries
  • burn injuries
  • paralysis

Head and brain injuries at work

These can be life-changing for both you and your loved ones. Head or brain injuries take place at work as a result of:

  • slips, trips and falls
  • falling from height
  • being hit by a falling or moving object
  • as a result of using defective machinery

Our expert head and brain injury claims solicitors will be able to assist you by pursuing your claim on a No Win No Fee basis.

Back and spinal injuries at work

Unfortunately, back and spinal injuries take place at work on a regular basis.  This is usually because employers have failed to follow correct health and safety procedures.  We will be able to assist you if you have suffered a back injury following:

  • a fall from height
  • a lifting/carrying/manual handling accident
  • being struck by a falling object
  • being struck by or being involved in an accident whilst using or in the vicinity of a forklift truck or any other construction vehicle

Our expert back and spinal injury claims solicitors will diligently and professionally pursue your claim on a No Win No Fee basis.

Defective work equipment claims

Our expert team of defective work equipment claims solicitors will be able to handle such claims on your behalf on a No Win No Fee basis.  Our dedicated team have helped thousands pursue faulty equipment claims after being injured at work. Serious injuries can often be caused by employers failing to provide adequate personal protective equipment, maintain and inspect machinery and equipment or carry out a proper health and safety assessments.

Falling from height claims

We have represented thousands of clients who have suffered falls from ladders, scaffolding, cherry pickers or cranes and have been left with serious injuries.  We also have experience of representing claimants whose loved ones have been involved in fatal accidents.
We will investigate whether your employer failed to meet your obligations to ensure that you were safe at work and used safe machinery.  Our expert falling from height accident at work claims solicitors will handle your case on a No Win No Fee basis.

Building and construction site accidents

Our expert building and construction site accident claims solicitors will handle such claims on a No Win No Fee basis and will diligently pursue compensation on your behalf against your employer.

Claiming for an accident at work

You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you have been injured as a result of somebody else’s mistake.  You can also claim if a workplace accident has made an existing injury or condition worse, even if you believe you caused the accident, for instance if your injuries were made worse as the result of a piece of defective machinery.
We will provide you with a free claims assessment and advise you almost immediately as to whether you have a viable claim or not. 
If we proceed with your claim, we will contact your employer immediately and attempt to persuade them to accept liability for your accident. 
We will obtain all evidence on your behalf to support your case and will instruct individual medical experts who will assess your injuries and the impact they have had on your life.  We will also arrange medical treatment or rehabilitation to help you recover, if this is needed.

What can I claim for?

You can claim damages to reflect the injury that you have sustained.  This is known as general damages and takes into account pain, suffering, loss of amenity, how seriously injured you are and whether you have made a full recovery or not.
Any compensation claim would also include any financial losses you have suffered including loss of earnings, loss of pension, costs of medical treatment and travel expenses and costs of any rehabilitation and care, if needed.

Can I claim if my employer blames me for the accident?

You will still be able to claim, depending on the allegations that they make against you.  Sometimes employers argue that you were partly to blame for the accident, but the onus will be on them to prove this allegation. 

Can I be dismissed for making an accident at work claim?

Most employers will understand that workplace accidents take place, and they should have insurance in place to cover claims.  However, if your working life becomes extremely difficult because you have made a claim, you may wish to obtain advice from one of our expert employment law solicitors.
Your employers cannot legally dismiss you simply because you are pursuing an accident at work claim.
An employer will have a legal duty to take care of your wellbeing whilst you are at work by providing safe equipment, a safe system and place of work, and adequate training. 

Time limits

You have three years from the date you were injured to commence your claim.  There are some exceptions which include accidents working abroad as there may be a shorter time limit.  The time limit may also be different if your injury was caused by a piece of equipment that had a manufacturing defect.  The time limit will not apply if your loved one no longer has the mental capacity to make a claim themselves.

Why choose Edwards Duthie Shamash

Our team of experienced and compassionate personal injury accident at work claims solicitors have extensive experience in handling accident at work claims and have recovered compensation for thousands of clients.  We will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis and do our utmost to recover the compensation that you deserve.

Our solicitors are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and will handle your claim in a friendly and diligent manner.

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